Mike Yeo's greatest hockey brawls caught on video

Mike Yeo: Tough enough.

Mike Yeo: Tough enough.

​The Minnesota Wild will name Mike Yeo as their new head coach today, and since we know he's got a tough road ahead to whip the Wild into shape, we thought we'd see just how tough he's been in the past.

Answer: Plenty tough. 

Check out some of Yeo's brawls from his playing days with the IHL's Houston Aeros.

[jump] Mike Yeo vs. Kevin MacDonald of the Chicago Wolves, 1994:

Mike Yeo and Kevin Malgunas vs Mark Desantis and Barry Dreger of the San Diego Gulls, 1995:

Mike Yeo vs. Alex Nikolic of the Ft. Wayne Komets, 1995:

Mike Yeo vs. Jeff Buchanan of the Indianapolis Ice, 1995:

The road from those fights eventually led to a Stanley Cup when Yeo was assistant coach in Pittsburgh:

It sure would be nice to see him hoist that thing in Minnesota. The Wild fired head coach Todd Richards in April after just two seasons ad a a 77-71-16 record.